Portable Health Clinic System for Maternal and Child Health Care in COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

Rafiqul Islam, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Yoko Sato, Rieko Izukura, Mariko Nishikitani, Nusrat Jahan, Meherun Nessa, Fumihiko Yokota, Ashir Ahmed, Naoki Nakashima

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Abstract

Rural women in developing countries do not have any option but to visit the distant city to see the obstetricians and gynecologists in case of any maternal and child health issues. However, it becomes more difficult to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Thus, the telehealth service using the Portable Health Clinic can be very effective for maternal and child health care services. Since the PHC system provides home delivery services through the local health workers, the rural women can avail regular continuum of care services. This study found a 300% increase in participation in the continuum of care. This is not because they receive the service at home but also because they can receive consultancy from urban specialist doctors without travel during the pandemic situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
EditorsJohn Mantas, Parisis Gallos, Emmanouil Zoulias, Arie Hasman, Mowafa S. Househ, Marianna Diomidous, Joseph Liaskos, Martha Charalampidou
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume295
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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